Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scrappy Trippin’ in the Afternoon!

This was a shot I took of folks arriving for yesterday’s guild meeting with the Piecing Partners of Colorado Springs, Colorado!

They meet in the mornings, and everyone was chatting and laughing and catching up with the goings on that have happened since the last time they had seen each other.

So THIS is what it’s like to have a morning meeting when everyone is bright eyed, bushy tailed and caffeinated? LOL!

Energy was high, and I was so happy to be there.  My lecture topic was String Fling….and before coming I had loaded all the class quilts for this week, and everything else packed around them to bring the weight of each duffel to 50 pounds was string quilt oriented.  FUN!!

After the meeting was over, we grabbed a bit of lunch and headed to the location where our class was going to be….along the way I got glimpses of the mountains in all of their  snow-capped glory ---

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The sun shon down through light and whispy clouds, giving us plenty of blue sky – no jackets were needed!
Gathering with groups of women of all ages --- you know my favorite thing to see is all the comforts of “home” they bring to set up their own sewing stations.  Some have mascot pincushions, some have mug holders with table clamps.  Some come with custom made pressing pads, and even beautiful hand-crafted seam rippers and tools.  But here is a gadget I think is definitely going on my MUST FIND list:
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Do you know what this is??
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It’s a battery operated fan you wear around your neck, and the air blows directly where you – or I—will need it…up our décolletage, neck and gently cooling hot-flash ravaged faces!
I asked where she found it, and she said Dick’s Sporting goods.  I’m after one when I get home….I think this would even be great on the airplane, where air vents blowing on the TOP OF MY HEAD do little more than throw my hair all over and not get me where I need it…  Add this one to your Christmas shopping list.  I think I’ve even got a coupon for Dick’s Sporting goods somewhere at home – hmmmmm.
Even though our class was only 3 hours, we got a ton done in a very short amount of time.
Come see what the girls got up to!
Click the image below if you can’t view the slide show on your mobile device.
Scrappy Trips, Colorado Springs, CO 2013

Today we have an all day Pfeffernusse Workshop going on!  Which is getting me ALL excited for our trip to Germany in December!  I'm enjoying the cooler temps and the snow on the mountains in Colorado, and that is whetting my appetite for Germany even more too!


I so would love to have you join us on this trip!  Snow capped mountains, castles, Christmas Markets!  Sights and Scenes from the "Sound of Music"

PACKAGE INCLUDES: Round trip airfare from New York City, most meals, accommodations in a family owned lodge in Bavaria and first class hotel accommodations in Munich, private motorcoach and driver, special quilting workshop, the Christmas markets in Salzburg, Austria and Munich, a boat ride on Lake Chiemsee, holiday shopping opportunities, special Sound of Music movie locations, a commemorative totebag, and traveling with the sensational Bonnie Hunter and Sew Many Places owner, Jim West!

This trip is a FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN THE BEST HOLIDAY ATMOSPHERE IN THE WORLD. Space is  limited on this tour to twenty people and four spots are remaining for whoever wants to go with us.  Please contact info@sewmanyplaces.com for more information, and click the GERMANY 2013 tab at the top of the blog to be taken directly to the Sew Many Places website for more info and full itinerary!


  1. would love to go - but can't - it sounds spectacular though - who wouldn't love to go Christmas shopping in such a setting!

  2. The fan is brilliant!
    Your trip sounds wonderful. DD#1 spent a Christmas in Austria. I know you are going to have a magical time!

  3. They had those fans at Walmart during the summer. They may have changed to heaters now though, so watch for them next spring/summer.

  4. what gorgeous mountain vistas....and all that snow so sooon....yikes!

  5. o2 cool has been around for a while. a usb connection is awesome for the computer corner that is usually hot and the spray bottle with a fan is at walmart. online the item you saw is on sale at o2 cool for 9.99.

  6. such beautiful colours in these quilts. Do you ever get to see a slide show of the finished quilts from a group? would be great to add to your photos of the class in progress! And for the group as well. Have fun in Germany, one day I will join you on a trip but not yet:)

  7. LOVE the pic of the scrappy strips hanging off the end of the ironing board! Looks like glorious confusion and jump in fun time. Even saw a few old favorite fabrics in the blocks!


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